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Offline Hatrick

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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2008, 08:16:00 PM »
As a final part of the build, the bow came out at right around 47#@28". About 4-5 pounds lighter than I wanted but it shoots great. Wisper quiet and surprisingly better cast than a custom TD longbow I have at the same weight. I'll be using 1916's with 145 grains up on the business end. Total weight between 475 - 480 grains with broadheads. Got some vacation time coming in the next two weeks and hope to bring some venison home with the new bow.
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2008, 11:30:00 AM »
Great job!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2008, 12:04:00 PM »
:thumbsup:    :clapper:  

Great job on the bow.  Looks great!
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2008, 12:26:00 PM »
Excellent job and write up and a great looking bow.  I saw the split antler on the riser and a what the...moment but now I see.
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2008, 04:27:00 PM »
Well done!! Stunning bow!  :clapper:    :clapper:
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2008, 05:42:00 PM »
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The bow form should probably be a thread of it's own, but very rewarding at the same time.
 
I would like to build a bow form to make a bow like you did, could you start a bow form thread please? Roy

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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2008, 07:49:00 PM »
Roy, I wouldn't mind doing that sometime in the future. Fact is, I really like this LB form and there's no need for a new one just yet. Besides, I'm in the hunting mode right now.

Maybe a TD longbow limb form in the late winter/spring.

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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2008, 09:15:00 PM »
Hatrick, that is a great looking bow. Well worth the wait in seeing the final product. I only wish I had the knowledge, skill and time to do that myself. Again that is a beautiful bow.

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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #48 on: November 06, 2008, 03:28:00 PM »
What a fantastic bow!!!

Thanks for sharing, nice form also..
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2008, 03:33:00 PM »
That's a beauty of a bow!  Cool stuff!
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #50 on: November 06, 2008, 03:43:00 PM »
Hatrick, What is the length of the riser block you used? I think I will build one like it, I like the colors very much.

Thanks, Jim

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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #51 on: November 06, 2008, 03:47:00 PM »
Nice bow. My first bow I had to give away..She was 83 # at 28"

I have a friend who loves it cause he only has a 26" draw. She is light as a feather though.

Great jopb and nice to walk us through it all. Nice clean shop....can't wait to have another one too.
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #52 on: November 06, 2008, 07:26:00 PM »
Cougar, the riser block came from Binghams. It's what they call their Coreflex/Superaction Riser Block. It measured 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 17". I used the full 17". The form is a copy of Steve Turay's Nothern Mist Baraga. I personally think the Baraga is a fantastic design for a LB.

Again, thanks to all for the nice comments. I hope the thread was informative and entertaining.

Now that I'm hunting with it, I can't find a deer anywhere. You would think they all left the county for parts unknown, EVEN WITH THE RUT ON!!
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2008, 08:12:00 PM »
Hatrick
I like that design very much. You won't go wrong with it. I think it has a very wide approval rate.
I built one a couple of years ago with about the same design except it is a one piece riser block.
 Kinda dull up beside your bow. My riser is 22" long.  

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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2008, 09:01:00 PM »
Nice looking bow, Jim. Not dull at all, in fact, it has that classic look about it.
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2008, 01:37:00 AM »
She's a beauty!
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2008, 03:32:00 PM »
Awesome job with that bow. Simply beautiful.
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2008, 06:44:00 PM »
Grat job on a great looking bow.  Awesome!
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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2008, 07:22:00 PM »
Hatrick, I'll take it! LOL! Very nice job on a great looking bow.

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Re: Longbow Build-a-long w/pics Project Complete!
« Reply #59 on: November 15, 2008, 07:29:00 PM »
Thats a dandy , longbows rock, good luck...Marco#78   :thumbsup:    :coffee:
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